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ACT NOW: Protect Access to Health Care, Food Assistance for Nebraska Families

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a new proposed federal rule, called “public charge,” that would penalize tax-paying immigrant families who are working toward a better future for their children. For more information on the rule, check out our blog post here. In this follow-up blog, we outline how…...

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Proposed Federal Rule Threatens the Good Life for Nebraska Kids and Families

Our country is one that offers the promise of opportunity for all. Here in Nebraska, we know that our state is stronger when all families can reach their full potential and contribute to our communities. This weekend, the Trump Administration announced a proposal that, if implemented, would be a direct…...

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Honoring D. Paul Hartnett

On September 28, Voices for Children in Nebraska will honor those who have made an exceptional impact in making Nebraska a great place to be a kid. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on the 2018 Champion for Children Award winner, D. Paul Hartnett. “If you find faults with our country,…...

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Honoring Faith Walker

On September 28, Voices for Children in Nebraska will honor those who have made an exceptional impact in making Nebraska a great place to be a kid. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on the 2018 Youth Leader Award winner, Faith Walker. After experiencing firsthand some of the gaps in Nebraska’s…...

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Honoring the Omaha Public Schools THRIVE Club

On September 28, Voices for Children in Nebraska will honor those who have made an exceptional impact in making Nebraska a great place to be a kid. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on the 2018 Youth Group Award winner, the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) THRIVE Club. The OPS THRIVE Club…...

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Statement on Proposed Douglas County Juvenile Justice Center

Children deserve the best we have to offer them, and investments aimed at improving our juvenile justice system to better meet their needs will reap dividends in the long run. Douglas County is considering a new children and family court structure and detention center. Our current juvenile court is too…...

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New DHHS Business Plan Neglects Safety Concerns

This week, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released the agency’s business plan for 2018-2019. While we are pleased with several elements of the plan including working to improve maternal-child health and implement a system of care, Voices for Children is gravely concerned about the ongoing disregard…...

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Kids in the 2018 Nebraska Legislature

Last week, the Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die, marking the end of this year’s legislative session. Each year, Voices for Children works to set legislative priorities, driven by data and research, to make Nebraska the best place to be a kid. Here’s a recap of how kids fared this session.…...

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2018 Pro-Kid Legislative Scorecard

Our state senators make a lot of choices over the course of the legislative session, and the 105th Legislative Session (2017-2018) was no exception. During the two year session, 15 of Voices for Children’s priority bills made it to a final vote before the full body. We present our third…...

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Nebraska’s Children With Disabilities: Part Three

Children with disabilities have special health needs that are as individual to each child as a fingerprint.   The care of each child with a disability requires investment and attention to individual needs. Some disabilities are hard to see, – the same disability can impact different children in very different…...

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